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John Day was born in 1830 and studied in Paris with de Beriot before making his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Society at the tender age of thirteen. He was also a violin maker, famous for making copies of the violins that he owned. This is his forty-third violin, made in 1892 and showing an enormous amount of influence from the finest professional makers of the time.

John Day was born in 1830 and studied in Paris with de Beriot before making his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Society at the tender age of thirteen. He was also a violin maker, famous for making copies of the violins that he owned. This is his forty-third violin, made in 1892 and showing an enormous amount of influence from the finest professional makers of the time.

A fiddle made whilst London burned: Dating from the 1660s this is one of the earliest dated English violins, made at the time of the Restoration of King Charles II and the Fire of London. The label is faint, and and the last digit difficult to discern, but we think it was made in 1665, the year of the great plague.

A fiddle made whilst London burned: Dating from the 1660s this is one of the earliest dated English violins, made at the time of the Restoration of King Charles II and the Fire of London. The label is faint, and and the last digit difficult to discern, but we think it was made in 1665, the year of the great plague.

Violin, viola playing tip #11 The bow hand presents basic challenges to the beginner, starting with the orientation of the hand to the bow. The optimal hand position Is one where the weight of the bow is felt in the index finger at the tip, shifting to balancing with the pinky at the frog. It is important to differentiate between a feeling of grabbing and binding the hand a certain way, vs. the natural kind of feelings when the fingers simply dangle from he hand.

Violin, viola playing tip #11 The bow hand presents basic challenges to the beginner, starting with the orientation of the hand to the bow. The optimal hand position Is one where the weight of the bow is felt in the index finger at the tip, shifting to balancing with the pinky at the frog. It is important to differentiate between a feeling of grabbing and binding the hand a certain way, vs. the natural kind of feelings when the fingers simply dangle from he hand.

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Music Fabric--Orchestra--Hard Find

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